Zambia, Africa

A black and white picture of an elephant that walks along the Zambezi river. The wild animal is beautifully framed by the surrounding trees combined with the contrast of the shadows and light.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 14 October, 2022

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This photograph was captured with a X-H1 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.8
  • Exposure time: 1/1900s
  • ISO: 1250
  • Focal Length: 285.2mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 6000 by 4000 pixels (WxH).

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In this black and white picture, an African elephant bull walks along the Zambezi river. The trees growing along the river are beautifully framing the elephant. The sunlight shines through the treetops creating deep shadows, which give an exceptional contrast between light and shade.

About The Black & White Elephant Picture

While searching for African elephants, I came across this majestic elephant bull. He was strolling in the distance along the Zambezi river. Of course, I followed him, hoping that on his way, somewhere would be a gap that gives this majestic wild animal a beautiful frame of the trees. As shown above, I was lucky, he walked right through this natural tree frame.

The Lower Zambezi ecosystem has one of the largest elephant populations. On top comes as well as the poaching for the elephant’s tusks and bush meat. On the way to the Lower Zambezi National Park, you will drive through fruit and vegetable plantages. Of course, there is then human and wildlife conflict, as they share valuable resources. Not to forget, the wildlife is eating sometimes fruit and veggies.

The IUCN lists African Elephants, Loxodonta africana, in the Vulnerable category.

View as well my African wildlife portfolio and other incredible black and white elephant pictures. You can license and purchase black and white pictures in my wildlife photographs portfolio.

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2 comments for Elephant Walks Along Zambezi River

  1. Stefan

    Amazing framing of this magnificent elephant. Love the B&W conversion.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thanks so much, Stefan. 😀

  2. Karen

    Fantastic black and white art photo of this beautiful elephant. I love how nature is framing the animal. 👍

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Many thanks Karen 😀

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